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Feeling Good . . . Is No Accident

July 29, 2006

Part 1 Nearly 80% of all pain syndromes originate in muscle. Thankfully, there is no pain in healthy muscle tissue. Also, healthy muscle can be stretched, contracted, twisted and compressed without pain or restriction. Management of healthy muscle requires an adequate pre-activity warm-up, stretch and cool-down period. This article features the warm-up and is part […]

Seasonal Muscle Soreness

July 28, 2006

As appears in Total Wellness Newsletter Remember how sore your arms get from the first bout of raking leaves in the fall or how stiff your back gets after shoveling snow following the first big storm. The scientific term for this form of muscle distress is delayed onset muscle soreness [DOMS]. It starts about eight […]

Physiology – Muscle or Nerve?

July 28, 2006

The full article is available here:  Physiology – Muscle or Nerve (Requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader)

The Biomechanics of Muscle Nutrition

July 27, 2006

By Dr. Andrew S. Bonci Research Director for the Sport Biomechanics Laboratory The biomechanics of muscle nutrition expands our present understanding of high performance sports nutrition and muscle biomechanics. The research currently being done in nutritional biomechanics centers around biomechanical lesions in muscle called barrier trigger points. It is well established that barrier trigger points […]

Stick to Wellness – The Workplace Solution

July 26, 2006

Purpose The Stick To Wellness format is designed to prepare muscle for work and to improve muscle compliance at the work station. Healthy, happy muscles contribute to a more content work force, yielding greater production with measurably less down time. The short term mission of Stick To Wellness is to provide the worker with a […]

Releasing the Myofascial Lesion

July 26, 2006

By Pat E. Belcher Introduction Muscles and fascia with limited flexibility lack compliance and resiliency. Non-compliant muscles are more susceptible to injury and pain. Myofascial trigger points are a major factor in non-compliant muscles. Latent trigger points cause stiffness and restricted range of motion, and are more common than painful active trigger points. This paper […]

Conquer Tennis Elbow

July 26, 2006

Tennis elbow is medically referred to as lateral epicondylitis. This condition relates to an inflammation of the tissues adjoining the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, being located on the outside portion of the elbow. The major site of inflammation is the tendon and its surrounding sheath. The hallmark of tendinitis is disruption and malalignment of […]

FAQ – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome [ CTS ]

July 26, 2006

Intracell Technology™ – an overview in cumulative trauma disorders It is not only the rate of muscle fatigue that reveals the problem, but the rate of muscle recovery as well. Muscle recovery is dependent on a nutrient rich and oxygen laden blood supply. Restricted blood flow occurs in generalized muscle tightness as well as localized […]

Production Fatigue – Removing Barriers to Peak Work Performance

July 26, 2006

By Karen Klatt Industrial Consultant Wellness Coordinator Atlanta, GA . . . The American work force is similar to its athletic community in that muscles are frequently called on to perform repetitive tasks. The athlete is all too familiar with the pains of shin splints, tennis elbow, muscle strain, joint sprain, pinched nerve, etc. Today’s […]

Modulation of Muscle Pain and Tissue Compliance

July 26, 2006

Modulation of Muscle Pain and Tissue Compliance by Means of the ROM Device: [Intracell Stick]: Pilot Study / DOD By Andrew S. Bonci ABSTRACT Muscles that lack flexibility exhibit the following features. They lack compliance and resiliency and are more susceptible to injury and pain. Flexibility training is intended to maintain an adequate level of […]

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